In the Brooder
- Jan 14, 2021
I would love some chicken nutrition help!!! I got 7 birds in March which consist of mainly silkies and a few silkie/cochin mixes. I have been giving them oyster shell, grit and a more natural bird feed and they free range a few hours a day. They have not touched the oyster/grit so I have been very hesitant to give any food other than feed crumbles. Today I noticed they had pale combs and my roo's comb was beginning to fold over. I gave him a punch of nutridrench and was astounded at the color that returned almost instantaneously!!! This leads me to believe there is a nutritional deficiency. Is there something else I should be giving them? I added some basic vitamins/electrolytes to water and even offered small bits of blackberries, lettuce and strawberries but they had zero interest in the food. I want to make sure they are getting the nutrients they need any suggestions are welcomed!!